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Supreme Court in 2013: Equal Justice Under Law?

Andrew Blotky writes about the significance of last week's Supreme Court decisions for all Americans.

By Andrew Blotky | Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Why Courts Matter

play_alt icon Video The federal courts will have an enormous impact on our lives and the future of the law. It's time progressives start making who sits on these courts a part of their advocacy efforts.

By Sandhya Bathija and Andrew Blotky | Thursday, June 27, 2013

State and Federal Courts: The Last Stand in Voting Rights

article icon Issue Brief The Supreme Court’s ruling in Shelby County v. Holder means that courts will play an even more important role in protecting the right to vote.

By Andrew Blotky and Billy Corriher | Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action shows diversity still matters

Andrew Blotky writes about today's Supreme Court ruling on the admissions program at the University of Texas.

By Andrew Blotky | Monday, June 24, 2013

Judicial Overreach to Redefine Presidential Power

Last week’s decision on recess appointments by three Republican-appointed judges on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals proves there’s another battle worth waging: over the confirmation of judges to that court.

By Andrew Blotky | Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Same-Sex Couples and the Supreme Court: What to Expect in the Coming Weeks

U.S. Supreme Court buildingThe Court’s potential decision to review the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 will impact thousands of same-sex couples nationwide.

By Crosby Burns and Andrew Blotky | Thursday, November 15, 2012

Federal Judicial Emergencies

article icon Issue Brief Andrew Blotky and Sandhya Bathija on the state of judicial emergencies in the nation.

By Andrew Blotky and Sandhya Bathija | Thursday, November 8, 2012

Special Interests Tip the Scales of Justice in Favor of Corporations

Americans are rightly concerned about significant sums of corporate campaign cash capturing their elected representatives. Even more troubling, though less reported, is the flood of campaign money that has poured into elections for state court justices over the last two decades. Judges are supposed to be independent, fair arbiters of justice. In the Citizens United […]

By Billy Corriher and Andrew Blotky | Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Conservative Takeover of State Judiciaries

Todd Phillips and Andrew Blotky summarize the history behind legislative pushes that would enable governors to replace competent state judges, a power that would, in practice, result in more conservative replacements in states across the country.

By Todd Phillips and Andrew Blotky | Monday, August 13, 2012

Why Courts Matter

article icon Issue Brief Andrew Blotky and Kimberly Barton look at recent and ongoing court cases that demonstrate how much is at stake for the LGBT community.

By Andrew Blotky and Kimberly Barton | Thursday, July 12, 2012

Progressives Must Take Back Courts

Regardless of where you live, or what issues you care about, all Americans deserve a judiciary that works, writes Andrew Blotky.

By Andrew Blotky | Sunday, May 6, 2012

Making the Court a Priority for Progressives

Andrew Blotky argues in The Huffington Post that it's time for progressives to unite and support getting more progressive judges on the federal bench.

By Andrew Blotky | Thursday, October 20, 2011

It’s Senate’s Duty to Confirm Judges

It is time for the Senate to do what the Constitution commands—advise and consent to the nomination of qualified judges, write Andrew Blotky and Doug Kendall.

By Andrew Blotky and Doug Kendall | Wednesday, August 3, 2011